Coleophora argyrophlebella

Coleophora helianthemella

Coleophora helianthemella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Coleophoridae
Genus: Coleophora
Species: C. helianthemella
Binomial name
Coleophora helianthemella
Milliere, 1870
  • Coleophora argyrophlebella Rebel, 1936

Coleophora helianthemella is a moth of the Coleophoridae family. It is found in France, on the Iberian Peninsula and Sardinia, as well as in Italy, Greece and on Cyprus.

The larvae feed on Cistus, , Helianthemum and Tuberaria species. They create a composite leaf case. The case is reddish brown, although the rear end is yellow. Sometimes, the case is entirely yellow. It is less than 10 mm long and the mouth angle is about 30°.


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